After studying contemporary dance, theater and piano, Clara Coutouly completed her training with singing and studying at the Maîtrise de Notre Dame de Paris and Lyon’s Conservatoire, in the class of Marie-Claude Vallin, where she graduated in 2005, Diploma of Superior Studies of Ancient Chant Music. The same year, she participated in the Baroque Academy of Ambronay, conducted by William Christie. Then, she studied at the Musikhochschule Trossingen with Maria Cristina Kiehr.
Clara Coutouly works with early music ensembles (medieval, renaissance and baroque) Doulce Mémoire (Denis Raisin-Dadre), Dialogos (Katarina Livljanic), Céladon (Paulin Bündgen), the Gregorian ensemble of Notre Dame de Paris (Sylvain Dieudonné), Peregrina (Agnieszka Budzinska), Stella Maris Basilea (Tetyana Polt-Lutsenko), Le Miroir de Musique (Baptiste Romain), Vox Luminis (Lionel Meunier),….
She performed with these differents Ensembles in prestigious festivals in France and abroad (Music before 1800 in New-York, Amuz in Anvers, MA-Festival in Bruges, Oude Muziek in Utrecht, Quinçena Musical in San Sebastián, festivals in Split and Dubrovnik, Cité de la Musique of Paris, les Rencontres polyphoniques in Calvi, de Saintes, d’Île de France, de Saint-Denis, d’Ambronay, de Royaumont…).
Together with its polyphonist activities, Clara Coutouly sings and participates regularly as a soloist with choreographic performances or staged (Baroque operetta with Celadon) as well as concerts combining ancient and popular music (Croatian traditional singing with Dialogos, Iran or fado with Doulce Mémoire). Clara Coutouly has recorded for labels Calliope, Zig Zag Territories, Ambronay, K617, Ricercar, and Aeon Arcana and Celadon sets, Calliope, Doulce Mémoire, Dialogos, The Music Mirror, Baroque Crossings, the Gregorian Ensemble Notre Dame de Paris and Vox Luminis.